3601 Fairfax Dr. / Arlington, VA 22201

LEED® Uplifts Everyone

Arlington Apartments Taking Green Living Further

LEED® is changing the way we think about how communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated. Short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™, LEED® is an internationally recognized rating system for green buildings. Qualifying for LEED® certification requires a focus on sustainability and a willingness to seek innovative solutions that are better for our environment and our communities.

At Latitude, we believe in protecting the environment and in embracing the new and the better. That’s why we’ve applied for LEED® for Building Design and Construction: Homes certification at the Gold level. Here are some of the ways we’re making your new home as environmentally friendly as possible:

Within walking distance of shopping, dining and public transportation, including the Virginia Square Metro station, reducing the need for residents to use their cars

Special roofing materials used to reduce roof heat island effects

On-site bicycle storage room provided

100% smoke-free building allowing for healthier, cleaner air indoors

ENERGY STAR® appliances and high-efficiency fixtures to help limit water and energy waste

Building materials locally sourced whenever possible to reduce transportation pollution and costs, low-VOC paint reduces exposure to airborne toxins and pollutants

Live Green. Live Better.

Ways To Go Green at Your Virginia Square Apartment

Going green is as easy as following these simple tips:

- Keep floor vents unobstructed by furniture and other items
- Program your thermostat to cool your home’s air or pump up the heat right before you return home
- Use your window shades or blinds to leverage solar heat by blocking it in the summer and catching it in the winter
- Be good to your wallet and wardrobe by washing full loads of laundry in cold water

- Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth and shave one minute off your shower time and you could save up to 5,000 gallons of water each year per household
- Only run the dishwasher when it’s full

- Go paperless by paying your bills and rent online
- Limit your use of disposable paper and plastic products
- Bring your reusable Kettler shopping bag on shopping trips
- Look to your kitchen cabinet for natural cleaning products, such as baking soda, white distilled vinegar and essential oils

- Use public transportation (ART, Metrorail or Metrobus), carpooling, Zipcar® or bicycles (Capital Bikeshare). You can save money on gas, reduce wear and tear on your car and increase your daily activity by walking or biking.

Living a green life means you are living a healthier, more productive life, while reducing your monthly utility bills, saving money and protecting the environment.

For more ways to live green, visit greenlivingtips.com

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